How do I get my language supported?

Text Languages:

We add new languages periodically. In the process of adding a new language to the automatic translation system, the most important learning material is existing high-quality translations—the same text in two languages.

A significant amount, typically 4 to 5 million words of this type of text, is needed to build a reasonable-quality automatic translation system for a particular language pair. Find out how automatic translation works at www.aka.ms/MT.

Speech Languages

Speech recognition is a totally different process than translation. It requires a whole new set of data (hundred of hours of recorded audios and their associated transcriptions) and trainings of our machine learning based engines to become available. Therefore, we cannot always deliver speech recognition as quickly as new supported languages become available for Microsoft Translator.

We continue to release improvements to the quality of our existing languages and to expand on our coverage of languages from around the world so that more and more people can talk to the Microsoft Translator in their own language.

Stay tuned on our blog (www.aka.ms/Translatorblog), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/microsofttranslator), or Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/MStranslator) for updates to our language coverage.

For the up-to-date list of supported language please go to www.microsoft.com/translator/languages.aspx


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  1. Albenian

    I want to translate from albenian

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  2. Kurdish

    Kurdish is World Language

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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Dutch speech recognition

    It would be a great help if the Dutch language would be recognized for the powerpoint subtitles.

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  5. Dutch speech recognition

    It would be a great help if the Dutch language would be recognized for the powerpoint subtitles.

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  6. please include

    please include malayalam language

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  7. Malayalam - Kerala

    ഞങ്ങളുടെ നാടന്‍ തെറികള്‍ Microsoftin എന്നും ഒരു മുതൽകൂട്ട് ആയിരിക്കും. കാരണം ഞങ്ങൾ ഇല്ലാത്ത നാടില്ല. ഞങ്ങളുടെ മൈ#$& വിളി ഒരിക്കലെങ്കിലും കേള്‍ക്കാത്ത നാട്ടുകാരും ഉണ്ടാകില്ല.

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  8. Hebrew

    PLEASE ADD HEBREW ENGLISH CAMERA (OCR)

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  9. Pashto - Afghanistan

    It is an Eastern Iranian language, belonging to the Indo-European family. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan, and it is the second-largest regional language of Pakistan, mainly spoken in the west and northwest of the country.

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  10. Add Burmese to the list of languages.

    At my plant we are hiring Burmese workers, but many of them do not speak English. I have researched and found very little support for this language with regards to language translation.

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  11. Pashto

    Pashto is one of the languages that is spoken in the world and millions of people use it so, it should also be add to Microsoft.

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  12. Greek

    Is it possible to add Greek language so that spoken Greek is translated in written Greek

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  13. 27 votes
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  14. 27 votes
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  15. 27 votes
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  17. Здравствуйте. Добавьте пожалуйста казахский язык

    Очень много знакомых в Казахстане. Хотелось бы общаться с ними на их языке

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  18. Saraiki

    Saraiki language must be added.

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  19. Hebrew to English

    It would be fantastic to have conversations from Hebrew to English. Now there is no way to have the Hebrew converted to English in text, conversation or photo.

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